Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1280475 (stock #1940)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,900.00
Gold bearing quartz is one of the rarest forms of natural gold. During the Gold Rush of the 1880's in the United States, most of the gold quartz stones were mined in California. It is found in only a few locations in the world. When the quart stone contains a rare matrix, of gold, a beautiful piece of jewelry can be created.

In this example the stones have many fine veins of gold , within an ivory colored quartz...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1920 item #1280301 (stock #1939)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$850.00
These beautiful antique 14 karat gold earrings are Victorian, circa 1910. They have fine gold work, as well as a beautiful, original patina.

The earrings are hand painted enamel on porcelain, with roses rendered in shades of pink with lime green, yellow and lavender accents. They measure 1 1/4 inches long from the top of the wire X 3/4 inches across.

They are completely original and in excellent condition. Any unusual white areas seen in the pics, are due to the camera flash...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1279426 (stock #1937)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
Sale Pending
Simply elegant and beautiful, these earrings are set with the most beautiful foil back garnets. The almandine garnets have the very desirable deep pink/rose color. The setting is hand rendered, characteristic of the time period, Each garnet has facets around the perimeter, a flat table, and hand crimped rub over collets. The use of foil beneath the stone was used to capture light and give the stone an inner glow. The flower articulates, and shimmers with light with every movement...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1276930 (stock #1936)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$4,500.00
This rare Stuart Crystal diamond ring is circa 1650. Following the execution of King Charles I, the Stuart followers made of of jewelry with faceted crystals below which contained hair, cyphers or sentimental portrait miniatures. The tradition followed into the 18th century.

In this example, a central faceted crystal with a cypher is surrounded by rose cut diamonds. All are set in rub over, silver collets...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1276513 (stock #1935)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
SOLD
Simply perfect, these charming gold earrings are French, circa 1890. They are called dormeuse, French for sleeper, as the size and comfort makes them perfect for day and night.

They are pale, rose gold with lever backs and have a beautifully designed gallery around the bottom stone. The size of the bright, radiant faceted stone is approximately 120 pts, or slightly less than 1 1/4 carats. The top stone is approximately 10 pts...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275096 (stock #1934)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$950.00
This French 18 karat gold bracelet, recently purchased in Paris, is designed with beautiful rhodolite garnets. The garnets are referred to as Perpignon, as the stones were each hand cut in a distinctive way. The cut is similar to a rose cut, as the cut goes across the curved surface of the stone and is called the Perpignon cut. These stones, mined in the foothills of the Pyrenees, were hand cut and hand set in 18 karat gold. Each link contains a French guarantee stamp for gold...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1275001 (stock #1932)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
SOLD
These petite, antique French diamond earrings were just purchased during my recent trip to Paris. They are referred to as dormouse, French for sleeper, as they are so comfortable they could be worn through the night.

They are set in 18 karat yellow and white gold, and bear French guarantee stamps on the ear wires. The diamonds are white and fiery G-H SI1, Old Mine Cut stones. The bottom diamonds are approximately 25 pts. and the top are approximately 5 pts each...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Designer Signed : Pre 1930 item #1274309 (stock #1931)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
Sale Pending
There is nothing quite as sentimental as this French love pendant. I had searched for several years to find one for my beloved granddaughter, and last year I finally was successful. However, during my last buying trip to Paris, I was thrilled to find another.

Why is this so special and sentimental? In 1889 Louise Rose Etiennette Gerard, known as Rosemonde Gerard, a poet and playwright, wrote these words to her husband, Edmond Rostand. Rostand was the author of Cyrano de Bergerac...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1273583 (stock #1928)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2,995.00
These antique 18 karat gold , French garnet earrings are 19th century. They are designed as a poissarde hoop, with back to front closure...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1273386 (stock #1927)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$2,995.00
Just purchased in Paris, these French 18 karat gold earrings are an elegant, classic design. They have concentric circles in gold and onyx, enclosed in 18 karat engraved mounts with rope edge detailing. They gently articulate and the onyx reflects light.

They measure 1 3/4 inches long including the ear wires X 1 1/8 inches across. The patina is rich, and the condition is excellent. There are French guarantee stamps on the ear wires.

Just the perfect, sophisticated "go to earrings" to ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Art Nouveau : Pre 1900 item #1273302 (stock #1926)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
SOLD
Every once in awhile something appears to renew my love and appreciation of antique jewelry. This French, 18 karat gold locket is very special. It is designed with a row of sentimental flowers on the front and reveals two windows for pictures on the interior. The back is plain.

It has two colors of gold set upon a magnificent, matte gold backdrop. The finish has the original, rich bloom which sets antique jewelry apart from any contemporary piece of jewelry.

It measures 1 inch X...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1264807 (stock #1921)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$995.00
This is a wonderful antique 18 karat gold garnet pin, designed as a series of three jockey caps. Each beautifully rendered cap is topped with a small rose cut diamond simulating the button. It measures 6 7/8 inches across X 1/4 inches down each cap. It is completely original including the C-clasp ,and in excellent/superb condition. This is a rare Equestrian pin, certainly custom made. England, circa 1880.
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1259354 (stock #1914)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$4,500.00
This fine antique French long chain is circa 1890. It has plaques centered with fine filigree interspersed with decorative links.

The chain measures 60 inches long X 3/8 at the widest point, and terminates with a spring ring. It is 18 karat gold and and has the mellow, rich patina expected of antique French jewelry. It weighs 22.9 dwt. and retains French guarantee marks for 18 karat gold on the spring ring. The chain can be worn a multitude of ways, doubled,tripled, long, or suspending a p...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1259230 (stock #1913)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
SOLD
These earrings are of the finest quality and were purchased in Paris. They are long and beautiful, finely set with 66 diamonds , 12 old mine cuts and 54 antique rose cuts, with an approximate weight of 1.60 carats. The diamonds are fine quality, white F-G , VS/SI clarity. They earrings are set in 18 karat gold and the diamonds are set in silver, typical of the period of design.

The line of scintillating, articulating diamonds, terminates with a faceted coral drop . The coral drop can be r...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1251307 (stock #1905)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$975.00
This is an antique Regency, 18 karat gold quizzing glass. During this period, the use of a hand held lens became a fashion accessory, not limited to poor vision. Eyeglasses were deemed unfashionable, and the well dressed woman would wear this 'socially acceptable' item on a long ribbon or chain. The term "quizzing" was used as the wearer would look quizzically with a stare or glance.

The vast majority of these were cast and made in heavy plated gold. This beautiful example is 18 karat gol...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1250878 (stock #1903)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,300.00
This Georgian 18 karat gold ruby and diamond ring is circa 1830. It is a testament to the skill of the jeweler. It is designed with a central cabochon ruby accented by diamonds on either side. The ruby has a beautiful rope edge border and is foil back to reflect light. The ruby is a natural Burmese, measuring 1/4 carat. The diamonds, which are silver set in hand crimped collets are old mine cut HI, VS and SI, measuring 6 pts. each with a deep set stone. The shank is a work of art, completed ha...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1242771 (stock #1899)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,800.00
The design and execution of this locket epitomizes the beauty of French jewelry. It has a finely detailed 18k bezel of pierced gold work, holding two faceted glass inserts. The bezel has an original, rich, yellow gold patina with scrolling ivy. The ivy is symbolic of timeless affection and friendship. The top of the locket unscrews and a photo can be inserted if desired. I love it worn as seen, because it is simple and elegant. The large size makes it most desirable as they are quite rare. The l...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1920 item #1242473 (stock #1898)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$1,650.00
This lovely 18 karat gold pearl ring is English, circa 1920. It is designed as a half hoop, with a row of beautiful white pearls that are accented by alternating faceted rubies and emeralds. The pearls and gemstones are all set in hand crimped collets, and the shank is substantial. It is a size 6 1/2 US and the central element measures 7/8 inches across X 3/8 down. The patina is rich and the condition is excellent.

This is an elegant ring with a beautiful play of color.